Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Promotes Boycott of New York Post by Arab Muslim Merchant Group Over Ilhan Omar 9/11 Front Page

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), whose 14th Congressional District is comprised of parts of the Bronx and Queens in New York City, is promoting a boycott of hometown paper the New York Post by an Arab Muslim merchant group outraged over the paper’s graphic April 11 front page attacking Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) over her dismissive comment about the September 11, 2001 Islamist terror attack, “Some people did something”.

Ocasio-Cortez applauded the boycott initiated by the Yemeni American Merchants Association (YAMA), posting to Twitter on Saturday, “Two years ago, Bodega owners across NYC (& cheered by neighbors)shut their shops citywide to protest Trump’s #MuslimBan. Today, that same community is banding together to reject sales of the NY Post at bodegas citywide. This is what real unity (& NYC solidarity) looks like”

The Post has been the only paper in New York to hold Ocasio-Cortez accountable, for example reporting on her lack of constituent services and her questionable residence in her district.

YAMA issued a press release Friday night, accompanied with an Arabic logo, announcing the boycott. The group is defending Omar because she is “unapologetically Muslim American” and accuses the Post of “(aiming) to harm Rep. Omar and her family and other people of the Islamic faith.”

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Pamela Geller said about the boycott, “NYC Yemeni store owners boycott New York Post over 9/11 front page: Now we see what side people are on, where they really stand on the 9/11 jihad attacks against America. For this we owe the traitor Omar a great debt.”

This video clip of an excerpt of Omar’s speech to a CAIR meeting in California on March 23 went viral when posted on April 8 by the Imam of Peace.

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